Saturday, August 28, 2010

It is all about choices.....

As the title suggests, life is all about the choices we make. I am a great list maker and goal setter. I need these guidelines to accomplish anything. Deadlines ? Well, I am not so good with pressure. I had set myself a plan, over on the other blog, to reduce my yarn stash. AKA, stop buying more wool than I can conceivably knit in this life time. Cue the hysterical laughter. If you knit you understand. So bearing that in mind and weighing the desires pictured here... I broke my yarn fast and "treated" myself to 3 hanks of Ultra Alpaca Fine, the colour is called Blueberry Mix. Almost as tasty as the fattening stuff and the added bonus is I am down another pound this morning. I shall now retire to the lounge on the patio to indulge in my vice.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

The last ten pounds from hell,

If the gods have blessed you and you have never struggled with your weight then you had better leave now. Go on pack up your knitting and your skinny bum and take off.
I am frustrated beyond belief. This last ten pounds just won't go away. It is stuck in bits all over me and although I appreciate the fact that I am much healthier in reality I WANT THIS LAST BIT GONE. Specifically the Two pounds that keep coming and going and have been doing same for the last month. I will not be a dumpy little old lady. Five foot three is a respectable height and a proportionate weight is all I ask. This summer has been a blister and I am SO glad I was not hauling around all that weight, oo it would have been nasty. My dear sweet man was shocked when I mentioned I had 10 more pounds to loose. He exclaimed,"Where," when I was bemoaning my lack of progress.

Joan from Little Red Mitten recommended this book. We have been talking 4 ply fingering, Mary Tudor and total knitting insanity. She sent me an email telling I had to read this book. What a scathingly brilliant idea. So why didn't I think of writing it? It is a light read and I am enjoying it very much ... kicking myself the whole way for not thinking of it myself. Ce la vie! All the better if it distracts me from my nemesis, the scales. On my way out the door Carl called me "Skinny Minny" ....sweet man...he can be tactful.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Update My Portfolio

My colour muse is tapping in my brain. I feel another fair isle project coming on. So I yutzed around in Ravelry and that's when I discovered that I am sitting on a gold mine..of sorts.
For the uninitiated Alice Starmore is THE Fair Isle Knitting diva. She has also has a book on Celtic designs that is to die for and Aran Knitting. Words escape me to describe this woman's contribution to the knitting world..
This soft cover book originally sold for around $26 in 1998. Amazon is offering used copies for $299.99!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have all her books. In mint condition. O=M=G
The only thing is I can't part with them for any price so I guess they go into my portfolio.